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I realized speed doesn’t measure growth. It takes time to come back “stronger than a ’90s trend.”

Fearless – Ava Duggin

Ava Duggin, social media editor May 13, 2021

July 26, 2020. Fourteen months ago I thought about that date everyday. I closed my eyes and tasted the salt in the air. I ran my fingers through my hair and felt confident as I waited in line to enter...

Senior profile: Lindsey Tomlin and Janie Lauberth

Senior profile: Lindsey Tomlin and Janie Lauberth

Ava Duggin, social media editor May 4, 2021

As Janie Lauberth posed for pictures with Lindsey Tomlin, her white sneakers were the only piece of clothing or accessory that was not red. They both wore red shorts and shirts. Lauberth had two red stripes...

“You need to create that healthy relationship with your body and food,

VoK collection: Students share experiences with eating disorders

Ava Duggin, Rachel Finan, and Audrey Blaine March 26, 2021

*TW: This story discusses material that may be upsetting for those who have experienced an eating disorder If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder reach out to someone and get...

The freshmen class had 163 grade fails compared to their usual less than 50.

Jumping in with one foot

Ava Duggin, social media editor March 1, 2021

The Dougherty Ferry parking lot was empty on Aug. 24, 2020. There were no dressed-up seniors lining the sidewalk outside of the entrance. No whistles, no yelling. And no nervous freshman climbing out of...

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer, instructs dance to various KHS students.

Not for the money

Ava Duggin, social media editor February 8, 2021

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer and teacher, walked out the stage door. She just finished a performance. All of a sudden, she noticed a young girl wearing the biggest dress she had ever seen...

These are the 11 albums TKC thinks are worth giving a listen.

TKC’s top 11 music albums

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor February 8, 2021

I asked 11 TKC staffers to write a review of their favorite music album. The results covered pop albums from Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, classics like Pink Floyd and The Beatles and even multilingual...

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments.

Top five sports stories of 2020

Henry Chappell, sports editor January 21, 2021

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments. From an inspirational story of former NFL lineman Jay Leeuwenberg, to professional athletes using...

This year, TKC staff took a deeper look into topics from the United Methodist Church split to The New York Times' 1619 Project.

Top five in-depth stories of 2020

TKC Staff January 21, 2021

TKC always strives to cover relevant, important issues in the Kirkwood community and across the country. This year, our staff took a deeper look into topics like the United Methodist Church split to The...

A Spotify Premium user is viewing their Spotify Wrapped for 2020.

Unwrapping KHS students’ “Spotify 2020 Wrapped”

Ava Duggin and Lila Shepard January 8, 2021

At the end of each year, people celebrate all of their triumphs and the challenges they faced by rekindling old memories. Another way that some can recount their memories from the year is checking...

Elise Roettger, senior, will have a

F(FOCO)riendship Dance

Ava Duggin, social media editor November 5, 2020

This year homecoming at KHS has a new “F” word. Many students refer to the annual dance between KHS and Webster Groves High School (WGHS) as “Homecoming” or “HOCO,” but it’s officially called...

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